ART enthusiasts have been brushing up on their techniques with tutor Josephine Lyons at painting sessions in Oxford.

The five-week portrait painting course is being held at the Jam Factory in Park End Street.

The sessions in acrylic take place on Mondays, from 8pm to 10pm, finishing on February 3.

Broadcast journalist Alice Fletcher has been enjoying the five-week course, which cost £110.

Mrs Fletcher, who lives in Jericho with husband Tom, three-year-old son Arthur, and one-year-old twins Felix and Dora, said: “I’m finding the course very relaxing because it gives me some head space but at the same time I feel quite tired at the end of the session because it’s quite intense – you have to concentrate.”

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